Common Questions

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Questions & Answers

If you have additional questions not addressed here, please Contact Barry. I’m happy to help guide you through the process and ensure you’re completely prepared for your shoot.

How should I prepare for my photo session?

While much of preparing for your session includes tasks such as getting your outfit and accessories together and confirming hair and makeup (if needed), a big part of making the shoot successful is to do something relaxing the day before. The best photos come from pure joy and being in the moment. If you are visiting Maui, you’ll want to schedule your shoot at least a couple days after you arrive to get yourself adjusted to island time.

How much do sessions cost?

Each wedding and portrait session is unique. Please visit the Pricing page to get a feel for what type of session is right for you, and then Contact Me for your personal quote.

What should I expect on the day of my photo session?

I will meet you on-site at our confirmed location and time. We’ll spend just a few minutes making sure you’re camera ready and then let the fun begin! Photography is my passion and I will guide you along the way to get that perfect shot. The shoot will take place for the number of hours we’ve scheduled in advance.

What should I wear?

For wedding clients, you’ll need to make adjustments to your attire if your wedding ceremony is outdoors. Aim for materials that are breezy, such as linen or cotton. In Hawaii, men often opt for casual resort wear instead of more formal attire.

For portrait clients, it’s very helpful to include a splash of color in your attire. Wearing all white and tan tends to appear washed out in photographs. A little color can go a long way in creating a nice shot. Choose colors that complement the turquoise blue ocean, white sand, and your features. On the flip side, be careful to avoid wearing distracting patterns and loud colors such as anything neon – photos tend to amplify their effect.

What do I need to bring?

Happy faces!

It’s a good idea to bring water to your shoot – it’s important to stay hydrated under our Maui sun. You may also want to bring your own lipstick, hairspray, and snacks such as almonds or other non-messy, protein-rich snacks. If you’d like to include props in your shoot, just let me know in advance and I’ll bring along parasols or beach toys, etc.

What do I need to know about shooting on the beach or planning a beach wedding?

While I am not a wedding planner, I have shot at nearly every Maui wedding venue and I am happy to give my suggestions on which beaches will best suit your needs. I have also worked with numerous island vendors and I am happy to pass on what I know. If you are visiting Maui, I highly recommended that you choose a location near to where you are staying. You should also select a shoot time that is either in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the midday sun. In addition, you will experience the most ideal outdoor lighting and the least crowded beaches. Be aware that all beaches on Maui are public. Weddings with over 12 people will benefit from an on-site coordinator to assist with the shoot. I work with several coordinators and can help you set this up.

How will my photographs be delivered?

High-resolution photographs will be delivered on a custom flash drive. You may also order additional flash drives, small photo albums, keepsake albums, or fully branded heirloom albums. Contact me to inquire.

When will I receive my photographs?

Your high resolution digital images will be delivered on a custom flash drive, and arrive within 4 to 6 weeks after your photo session.

What is the best way to contact you?

I can be contacted by email or telephone, as follows:

I am based on Maui so please be aware of the time zone difference if you’re calling from the Mainland.

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